January 7, 2009

Dr. David Gorski appointed Cancer Liaison Physician for Karmanos

David Gorski, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., associate professor of Surgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and surgeon at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center, recently received a three-year appointment from the Commission on Cancer to serve as a Cancer Liaison Physician for the cancer program at Karmanos.

Dr. Gorski is also the program leader for the Breast Cancer Biology Program at Karmanos.

Cancer Liaison Physicians are an integral part of cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). The CoC is a national network of more than 1,600 volunteer physicians who are responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain and support their facilities' cancer program.

Dr. Gorski will spearhead CoC initiatives within the Karmanos Cancer Center; collaborate with local agencies such as the American Cancer Society, and facilitate quality improvement initiatives utilizing data submitted to the CoC's National Cancer Database. The CoC collects data from participating cancer programs and provides them with information to assist in the analysis of diagnosis and treatment patterns.